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A Dog Barking in the Moon
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A Dog Barking at the Moon

Unhappiness can become such a habit that we forget about its root cause. In her assured and lyrical debut feature, writer-director Xiang Zi introduces us to a family living with sorrow at its core, al...

A Night at Switch n Play
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A Night at Switch n’ Play

There’s something very queer happening at a bar in Brooklyn, and in the new film A Night at Switch n’ Play you are invited to come and watch.

Switch n’ Play is a queer performance collec...

Adam
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Adam

Adam, the much awaited first feature from director Rhys Ernst (Transparent), brings Ariel Schrag’s unconventional boy-meets-girl novel to life, giving us a nuanced look at sexual identity in the ear...

Anne+
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ANNE+

When it comes to queer women and dating, we often recognize universal rites of passage: first love, the older woman, the closeted—or the wild—one.

In this smart, sexy new web series from th...

Awards Brunch
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Awards Brunch

Tickets: $30 – General Public / $25 – Members

At this year’s Awards Brunch, we are serving end-of-festival realness and, for the first time ever, the presentation of our Audience Awards w...

Before You Know It
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Before You Know It

When Rachel Gurner’s charming date walks her to her front door and asks if she has roommates, she quietly admits that she does. What she doesn’t admit to is that she lives above a small theatre wi...

Being Impossible
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Being Impossible

Finding your identity is difficult at the best of times, but what if a critical piece of your history has been kept from you?

When Ariel has sex with her boyfriend for the first time she experi...

Best Of
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Best Of

Experience the best of Inside Out 2019! We will be screening the winning film for the Audience Award, to be announced June 2. Stay tuned for more details!

Billie and Emma
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Billie and Emma

Set in the ‘90s, Billie and Emma explores the turbulent nature of young love and the importance of having someone to laugh with through it all.

After getting into trouble,Billie finds hersel...

Bit
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Bit

Desperate to get away from her small-town roots and find a like-minded community, Laurel hits the road for Los Angeles as soon as she graduates from high school. Sure, people in L.A. are different, bu...

A Brief Story from the Green Planet
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Brief Story from the Green Planet

Winner of the Teddy Award at this year’s Berlinale, A Brief Story from the Green Planet follows trans woman Tania on a strange and surprising odyssey.

When Tania receives the news that her g...

Camp Chaos
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Camp Chaos

A series that opens with a sex act while a voiceover provides a poetically erotic monologue can lead to some assumptions, but Camp Chaos is just as much a self-empowering makeover show as it is a raun...

Catamaran
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Catamaran

Catamaran is a gripping drama told from the point of view of a stoic but loving fisherman who finds out his niece’s true desires are not what he imagined.

After a devastating tsunami shakes ...

Tales of the City
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Centrepiece Gala: Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City

Inspired by the books of Armistead Maupin, Netflix’s Original Series, Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, begins a new chapter of this beloved story.

Mary Ann (Laura Linney) returns to p...

Circus of Books
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Circus of Books

In 1976, Karen and Barry Mason fell on hard times and were looking for a way to support their three young children. An ad by Larry Flynt, who was seeking distributors for Hustler Magazine, became thei...

Closing Night Gala Party
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Closing Night Gala Party

Cover: $10 General Public | $8 Members
Free with Late Night screening ticket stub

As we approach our 30th birthday we can’t party like we used to. That’s why we’re moving our Cl...

Closing Night Gala: Late Night
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Closing Night Gala: Late Night

Written by Mindy Kaling, directed by Nisha Ganatra (whose film Chutney Popcorn capped off Inside Out in 2000), and starring Emma Thompson, Late Night might seem too good to be true.

When late-n...

Coming Out
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Coming Out

As a boy, Philipp was strongly attracted to his best friend, but he put that behind him in order to live within the “norm.” He meets a shy girl who falls for him, and soon the couple is sharing an...

Cubby
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Cubby

Creator Mark Blane has a knack for sensitively handling material that others might avoid. His 2012 book and play, The Rock & The Ripe, attracted controversy because of its theme of queer teen suicide,...

Drag Kids
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Drag Kids

Drag origin stories are overflowing with misfit kids who were bullied at school and at home because of their love of feminine clothes and cosmetics. But what if those kids were free to be themselves f...

Dykes in the Streets
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Dykes in the Streets

Picture it—1981, a summer day in Toronto, 300 lesbians carrying signs and balloons,marching down Yonge Street and loudly chanting,“We are the D. Y. K. E. S!”

The march that day was a tr...

Eastsiders
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EastSiders: Season 4

With the interconnecting plots of a soap opera, but ripe with dark, queer humour and just the right amount of gratuitous sex, the web turned Neflix series EastSiders is back for a fourth and final sea...

Fabiana
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Fabiana

The life of a long-distance trucker isn’t easy,and proves especially challenging for Fabiana, a 56-year-old trans woman who spends her life crisscrossing the highways of Brazil.

In director B...

From Zero to I Love you
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From Zero to I Love You

In this entertaining romantic dramedy, commitment-phobic Pete (Darryl Stephens, Noah’s Arc) and married-with-children Jack unexpectedly fall for each other, and life becomes suddenly complicated.

Gay Chorus
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Gay Chorus Deep South

The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus plan a tour of the Deep South in order to bring acceptance and love to many of those who live with discriminatory anti-LGBTQ+ laws.

Led by conductor Tim Se...

Get Bent Party
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Get Bent + Inside Out: A Drag Fundraiser

Cover: PWYC

ATTENTION! ATTENTION! SHARPEN YOUR LIPSTICKS. SHINE YOUR LEATHERS. STRAP ON YOUR HARNESSES. TIGHTEN YOUR BOOTS. WHIP YOUR HIGH PONIES. GATHER YOUR GLITTER. FILE YOUR NAILS TO A FRIC...

Halston
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Halston

Before Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford and Calvin Klein, there was Halston, a suave young man from Des Moines, Iowa, who took Manhattan by storm and defined 1970s style, designing everything from Jackie Kennedy...

Jack and Yaya
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Jack & Yaya

Growing up trans in a rural community can feel isolating and lonely. But Jack and Yaya, who grew up with neighbouring backyards, had each other every step of the way. Years later, despite living in se...

Jose
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José

Chinese-American director Li Cheng lived in Central America for two years interviewing gay and marginal youth, and learning about Guatemalan culture and history, in preparation for his second feature ...

Knives and Skins
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Knives and Skin

In Knives and Skin, Jennifer Reeder takes the classic American high school movie and turns it completely on its head, adding magical realism, pop-song choirs, and a feminist twist.

At first gla...

Local Heroes Party
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Local Heroes Party

Cover: $10 General Public | $8 Members
Free with your Local Heroes screening ticket stub

Come celebrate our hometown heroes and pack the dance floor like the Gardiner at rush hour!

Memories of My Body
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Memories of My Body

Political and social upheaval in Central Java forces a closeted young dancer out into the world. There, he meets remarkable people as he struggles to come to terms with his emotional impulses and sexu...

Femme Queen Chronicles
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Mixed Episodic

We are living in the Golden Age of television and digital series, and this program brings a selection of queer and trans episodes to the cinema screen.

Opening Gala Party
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Opening Gala Party

Cover: $15 for General Public and Members
Free with Rocketman film and party ticket

Join us in kicking off this year’s festival and take in the view from the rooftop at TIFF Bell Li...

Rocketman
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Opening Night Gala 2nd Screening: Rocketman

Rocketman is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years.

The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Re...

Rocketman
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Opening Night Gala: 3rd Screening Rocketman

Rocketman is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years.

The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Re...

Rocketman
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Opening Night Gala: Rocketman

Rocketman is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years.

The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Re...

Papi Chulo
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Papi Chulo

In the midst of a California drought and his own personal heartache, weatherman Sean (Matt Bomer) takes a leave of absence following an extremely embarrassing televised breakdown. What is a workaholic...

Pink Market Day 1
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Pink Market – Day 1

Saturday, May 25 | 12:00 – 8:00pm
Sunday, May 26 | 12:00 – 6:00pm

The Pink Market is a queer craft/fashion/art/literature fair – and it’s back at the Festival Lounge by popular deman...

Pink Market Day 2
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Pink Market – Day 2

Saturday, May 25 | 12:00 – 8:00pm
Sunday, May 26 | 12:00 – 6:00pm

The Pink Market is a queer craft/fashion/art/literature fair – and it’s back at the Festival Lounge by popular deman...

Queer Coolietudes
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Queer Coolie-tudes

In a reclaiming of the slur coolie, filmmaker Michelle Mohabeer’s creative essay documentary explores the experiences of queer Canadians from the Indo-Caribbean diaspora.

Beginning with Moha...

Queer the Script
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Queering the Script

“I learned about myself through this show. I saw myself in this character,”explains an enthusiastic fan in Queering the Script,a sparkling celebration of queer fangirls and the shows they love. <...

Razor Tongue
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Razor Tongue

A razor-sharp tongue is a great asset, but what happens when the people you cut are those closest to you? Razor Tongue deftly navigates the calling out—and the being called out.

Whether sitt...

Romy & Micheles Tea Dance
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Romy & Michele’s Tea Dance

FREE Admission

Romy: Gawd, I wish I were a lesbian.
Michele: Do you want to try and see if we are?

With your host & DJ Bright Light Bright Light

Saint Frances
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Saint Frances

Occasionally things happen in life that make us feel as if the universe is enjoying a cruel joke at our expense.

At the onset of a hot summer in Chicago, and having had no time to recover from...

Scream Queen
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Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (Special Sneak Preview)

Actor Mark Patton is ready to scream. Thirty-four years after his first lead role in Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, the rising star experienced what became a real-life nightmare when t...

A Second star on the Right
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Second Star on the Right

Young at heart and lost in life, Emilia is far from having it all figured out. She’s unemployed, in a relationship she won’t commit to, and the odd one out in her friend group in almost every way ...

Fabolous
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Shorts: BOLD

BOLD celebrates voices outside the mainstream. This program explores the complexities of the black experience in all its diversity, humour, pain and triumph.

Pony Boi
Guest In Attendance
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Shorts: Cowboy Take Me Away

This program features everything from a man who finds himself attached to an older married couple, an intergenerational infatuation, and an intersex sex worker navigating the city.

Daddy
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Shorts: Daddy Lessons

Hookups never go as expected, especially when expectations run high.

Boundaries
Guest In Attendance
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Shorts: Give It Up or Let Me Go

Secrets, playful lies, and deception are the glue that holds this program together.

Misdirection
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Shorts: I Can Love You Better

Love can be a real if we don't laugh, we'll cry situation. Through unrequited crushes, home renovations, and the wobbly first steps of queer love, these shorts allow us to lean into laughter.

Haus
Guest In Attendance
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Shorts: Local Heroes

Our annual collection of what this great city has to offer, this year's Local Heroes brings us a wide assortment of queer treats that include ballroom, bicycling, textile vaginas, and a carrot.

Bubble
Guest In Attendance
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Shorts: Not Ready to Make Nice

No two families are the same, and if anything can prove this it would be this collection of shorts. Join us for the drama, laughter and embarassment - again and again.

Broken Sunflower Hearts
Guest In Attendance
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Shorts: Ready to Run

The right choice isn't always the best choice. This program showcases split-second decisions and messy meetings.

Lee and Wanda
Guest In Attendance
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Shorts: Real and Spectacular

From trans trailblazers to intersex activists to gay porn starts to a pair of elderly lesbian entertainers, this program highlights a few of the very real and very spectacular members of our communiti...

Biidaaban
Guest In Attendance
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Shorts: Stories We Tell

#Canqueer excellence from coast to coast, this program puts our homegrown talent in the spotlight.

Ballroom Troll
Guest In Attendance
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Shorts: There’s Your Trouble

Not for the faint of heart, this collection of shorts is queer - as in weird - and showcases the very best in LGBTQ horror, sci-fi, and things that are just plain strange.

The Bony Lady
Guest In Attendance
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Shorts: Thrive

Dating, parenting and spirituality. This year, Thrive takes a closer look at these topics, featuring trans stories that go beyond our gender markers, and asking bigger questions about the human...

Listen
Guest In Attendance
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Shorts: Top of the World

Young in age but beyond their years, the subjects of these films are taking on everything from first crushes to state legistation.

There You Are
Guest In Attendance
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Shorts: Wide Open Spaces

Wide open spaces make room for some big mistakes. Who doesn't know what I'm talking about?

U for Usha
Guest In Attendance
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Shorts: You Can’t Hurry Love

This collection of shorts is all about looking for love wherever you can find it...at your kid's school, in your school, online, during a tarot card reading, or at your ex's house.

Silence Death
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Silence = Death

Director Rosa von Praunheim explores the reactions of New York City's artistic community to the ravages of the AIDS epidemic and other issues of homosexuality in this haunting documentary. In Silence ...

Solace
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Solace

Finding your own path when everyone around you wants you to be someone different can feel insurmountable. Solace examines these conflicting pressures and the toll they invariably take.

When he...

Sell By
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Special Presentation: Sell By

Sell By proves that love is a dangerous game for a group of self-absorbed friends who are trying to navigate their own romances. Nobody said love was easy.

Adam (Scott Evans) and Marklin (Augus...

You Don't Nomi
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Special Presentation: You Don’t Nomi

You Don't Nomi traces the redemption of director Paul Verhoeven’s film Showgirls, from notorious flop to cult classic.

When it was first released in 1995, Showgirls was met by critics and aud...

The Blone One
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The Blonde One

Things grow hot and heavy between roommates Gabriel and Juan in this steamy, heartfelt film from acclaimed Argentinian director, Marco Berger (Plan B; Absent; Taekwondo).

Gabriel is attracted t...

The Filth
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The Filth

Life is messy and mettlesome for two muddle-headed best friends who are trying to make a go of love in L.A.

Stella, a bisexual plumber who moonlights as a go-go dancer,is perpetually anxious an...

The Garden Left behind
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The Garden Left Behind

The Garden Left Behind traces the relationship between Tina, a young Mexican trans woman, and Eliana, her grandmother, as they navigate Tina’s transition,and strive to build a life for themselves as...

The Ground Beneath my Feet
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The Ground Beneath My Feet

The Ground Beneath My Feet is a masterful thriller that looks at the intersection of mental health and womanhood through the experiences of Lola (Valerie Pachner), an ambitious workaholic on the verge...

Thrive After Party
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Thrive: Trans Shorts After Party

FREE Admission

Widely known as the best dance party Inside Out has to offer, Thrive is back for a full night of fun for everyone!

Ticket of No Return
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Ticket of No Return

A sartorially resplendent woman (Tabea Blumenschein) arrives in Berlin with plans to live out the rest of her days as a drunkard in this experimental film. The film provides the viewer with a tour of ...

Transfinite
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Transfinite

Tranfinite is a multicultural, queer, genre-busting,sci-fi, omnibus film show casing trans people as they come into their power.

Seven different shorts from a multicultural collective of write...

Vida
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Vida

Winner of the 2019 GLAAD Media Award for Best Comedy Series, the groundbreaking Vida is returning for an action-packed second season.

Developed by showrunner Tanya Sarachoand an all-Latinx wri...

Vision Portraits
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Vision Portraits

What happens when visually impaired artists work in visual media? Vision Portraits introduces us to several artists who navigate that formidable challenge.

Rodney Evans, director of queer cla...

Vita and Virginia
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Vita & Virginia

Before film and TV screens featured queer women’s lives, we read love letters written by notable heroines such as Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf. In Vita & Virginia, filmmaker Chanya Button ...

We Are the Radical Monarchs
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We Are the Radical Monarchs

A group of tween girls chant into megaphones holding clenched fists high and showcasing colourful badges sporting the words,“Black Lives Matter” and “Radical Beauty.” Meet the first troop of R...

Westler
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Westler

Synopsis. Felix (played by Sigurd Rachman) is visited in West Berlin by an American friend from Los Angeles (played by Andy Lucas). The two make a day trip to East Berlin where they meet Thomas (playe...

Womens Gala Party
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Women’s Gala Party

Cover: $15 General Public | $12 Members
Free with Good Kisser film and party ticket

We are back with LSTW to bring you another incredible night celebrating queer women, non-binary fil...

Good Kisser
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Women’s Gala: Good Kisser

What’s a girl to do when her girlfriend suggests a date with a very alluring stranger? This three-way fling is deliciously unveiled in Good Kisser, a new film by Wendy Jo Carlton (whose Jamie and Je...

Zen in the Ice Rift
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Zen in the Ice Rift

Zen is a rowdy 16-year-old living in a small village on top of the Italian Apennines. Despite being a rising star on the local hockey team, they can’t seem to connect with anyone.

The only ti...

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